Sunscreen, sunblock, lip balm, soap

Posted on: Sun, 04/22/2018 - 7:19am
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Has anyone had a reaction to sunscreen, lip balm, or any other item that is applied to the skin?

I am most concerned about lip balm because it could obviously be ingested.

Badger talks about the issue, saying its lip balm, sunscreen, and soaps aren't peanut safe because they are produced in a facility with peanuts, and Badger addresses other common allergens as well on their FAQS page. They did an outstanding job giving the information so that people can make their own decisions. Their link is:

http://www.badgerbalm.com/s-42-frequently-asked-questions.aspx

Posted on: Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:17pm
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About 40 years ago, I was prescribed an ointment for a vaginal infection. After using it for about 2 days, I became so ill I could barely get out of bed. Having nothing better to do, I read the list of ingredients on the Rx. The ointment had a peanut oil base! I called the Dr. right away, got a prescription for another remedy and was well within hours!
I have no idea what the ointment was so I can't tell you what to avoid, but I can tell you that my medical records all have my peanut allergy flagged.

Posted on: Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:57pm
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Thank you Saralinda for sharing your experience. I think I have to routinely ask about this whenever I need a product even topically applied. If the doctor doesn't know, I certainly hope the pharmacist can tell me!
Badger (they make lip balm, sunscreen, soap, and other products) actually addresses the issue on their FAQS page. They say there could be peanuts in some production facilities on some of their products, and also address other common allergens. I have not come across any other company that addresses the allergy issue, but I will try to share what I find out.

Posted on: Sun, 04/27/2014 - 8:56am
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I always check the chap sticks my daughter uses. I have never seen a warning label so now I am wondering - is it required for manufacturers to labels makeup and lipsticks, chap sticks, glosses, etc. If they have any kind of nut element or "made in a facility " warning? Is there a requirement for lotions too? What are the rules for these products?

Posted on: Sun, 04/27/2014 - 11:13pm
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It is a shocking fact that there is no requirement for a "made in a facility" warning on foods.
So, I am guessing there is no such requirement for other products.
I think the only way to get the labeling is for us to constantly contact companies whose products we are interested in to get the information from them and get them to start labeling their products. I think this is more than reasonable given that a reaction to their products could be fatal.
I also feel strongly that it should be printed on the product label, consumers should not have to go find it on a website! That is unreasonable to expect!

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